If there was ever a time to show yourself some love, that time is now. Be diligent with skincare during the pandemic. Luxury skincare, which puts a focus on the health and well-being of the skin, will play a crucial role in this difficult time.
How we feel mentally, emotionally, and physically has a direct correlation with how the skin reacts, behaves and looks. So if you’re stuck indoors during these uncertain times, read on to find out our top skincare tips to keep the skin in tip-top shape.
Keep Up The Cleansing
Cleansing and toning should be part of your daily routine, however, it’s vital that you take it from being a monotonous task to something you look forward to. ‘Double-cleanse’ to lift away any dirt or excess make up left behind. Double cleansing will give your skin that all-important rejuvenation to dissolve any pollution and grime clinging to the inside of your pores.
Dead skin cells don’t just go on their own, which is where exfoliators come into play. Exfoliating products will also allow you to penetrate deeper into the skin, even skin tone and boost lymphatic drainage and circulation are also another benefit when using such products. Keep on top of exfoliating with a gentle scrub that will unclog your pores between 1-3 times a week (spaced out across the week).
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
Since we’re now spending a lot of time at home and evenings tend to become quite chilly, central heating can zap cruelly moisture from the skin. On top of this, dry air from the change in seasons, the sun and much more, can cause dehydrated, dry skin. It’s crucial that you always remember to moisturise as soon as you have cleansed your skin to create a protective film to seal moisture in. Incorporate this skincare step into your morning and night routine.
Create a DIY Facial at Home
It’s great to be pampered once in a while, which is why you should take advantage of the lockdown rule of staying at home and give your skin a little treat. Use candles, hot baths, hot towels, oils, and other tools to give your skin that much-needed TLC.
Also, why not make use of a jade roller? During the process of moisturising, a jade roller will allow you to gently penetrate the product deep into your skin. This will not only make way for lymphatic drainage to boost the detoxifying the stress on your face, but it will bring about a fresh and youthful glow to your complexion.
Don’t Skip SPF
Amidst all the sunshine (make way for Vitamin D!) we’re being graced with during lockdown, many of us are taking to our gardens and open spaces in the home to soak up some sun. Don’t underestimate the power of the sun rays, even if the sun isn’t shining. Always wear SPF 30 or above to protect your skin from spots, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, the list goes on.
Keep On Top Of Your Diet
It’s easy to get carried away with eating a little extra than usual when being stuck at home. Make sure your diet includes fruit and veg as well as good carbs and high protein to minimise breakouts. Try to incorporate vitamins or collagen drinks such as the SkinGlo collagen drink for an extra boost to the collagen in your skin.
Something that can’t be said too many times is to drink water. The benefits of keeping up with water intake are tenfold. Drinking water can reduce inflamed eczema and psoriasis, it helps to flush out toxins to improve the health of your skin. If you don’t drink enough water, the first place you will see the effect of it will be your skin.
Now may just be the right time to create a skincare regime to support the health of your skin. Ingesting collagen could give you a boost or exfoliating products to penetrate through the skin’s barrier, which will clean away any grime stuck to your pores. All in all, the more you look after your skin, keeping in hydrated, moisturised and fresh, the more it will be reflected in the compliments you will get for having glowy skin.